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Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Outstanding Performers of the Year

Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Outstanding Performers of the Year

By Caleb Wilcox

February 10, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Videos

Actresses Saoirse Ronan and Brie Larson (via Skype) was honored at the 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theatre on February 8.

Junior Kiara Pickett competes in U20 women’s soccer championship, qualified to compete in 2016 FIFA World Cup

Junior Kiara Pickett competes in U20 women’s soccer championship, qualified to compete in 2016 FIFA World Cup

By Natalie Moreno, Writer

December 15, 2015


Filed under Features, News

When junior Kiara Pickett isn’t shooting goals on the Dos Pueblos’ varsity soccer team or on her elite club soccer team, The Eagles, she’s competing as the youngest player on the Under-20 women’s national team. Pickett returned home Sunday from the 2015 Under-20 women’s CONCACAF Champio...

Toy and Can Drives

Toy and Can Drives

By Jack Sipes

December 4, 2015


Filed under News

There are almost 22,000 food insecure children in Santa Barbara County, according to No Hungry Kid in the 2010-2011 years. This represents about a quarter of Santa Barbara’s child population.   Problems worsen for the food insecure kids during the summer. "Summer is the hardest time for kids in n...

Blackout at EPAC fixed

Blackout at EPAC fixed

By Natalie Moreno and Susanna Sinclair

November 12, 2015


Filed under Features, News

  The Elings Performing Arts Center experienced a full power outage Monday morning, jeopardizing the production of Peter and the Starcatcher. “When the power went out, everything went dark at the same time,” said Chloe Chou, sophomore and carpenter. “It was kind of chaotic at that time...

DP Mock Trial takes World Championship

DP Mock Trial takes World Championship

By Natalie Moreno, Writer

October 27, 2015


Filed under Features, News

Dos Pueblos’ Mock Trial team came out on top as World Champions from the Empire World Invitational Championship yesterday morning in New York. This prestigious competition is where 44 of the world’s best high school mock trial teams compete for the world championship title. DP returned last night...

Tools for academic success

Tools for academic success

By Susanna Sinclair, Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features, News

Between sports, clubs, academics, activities, eating, and sleeping, students at Dos Pueblos High School feel stressed. According to a 2014 study conducted by USA Today more than a quarter of teenagers feel extremely stressed during the school year, and more than half report feeling moderately stressed. “Juniors seem a lot more stress...

Vandalism at DP once again

Vandalism at DP once again

By Benji Hansen and Jack Sipes

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features, News

Graffiti was discovered all around the Dos Pueblos campus on Oct. 6, marking the second act of vandalism, the first being the theft of the helmet car “Amy”, against DP in the course of a month.   The graffiti was found on the softball equipment shed, the lacrosse nets, the football blea...

Second incident of vandalism in less than a month

Second incident of vandalism in less than a month

By Elisian Ly

October 9, 2015


Filed under Features, News

  DP property was vandalized on Oct. 6 with graffiti. It consisted of obscene symbols and misspelled vulgar words. This is the second incident of vandalism in less than a month. Stay tuned for an upcoming article.                             ...

Freshman students in office

Freshman students in office

By Jack Sipes and Benji Hansen

October 7, 2015


Filed under Features, News

The 2015-16 freshman class officers were announced Sept. 25, and the winners are: for president, Justin Juarez, vice president, McKenna Grant, and secretary, Virginia “Ginger” Vance, treasurer Tyler Schillinger, and historian Isabel Lee-Park. There were several eager freshman running for ea...

An AP student’s workload

An AP student’s workload

By Brianna Rodriguez and Karina Sandoval

October 5, 2015


Filed under Features, News

  Advanced Placement students at Dos Pueblos spend an average of more than three hours on homework, when National Education Association shows statistics that say a high school student should be spending just under two hours on homework.   “School believes students should be well r...

Chicano ethnic class inspires

Chicano ethnic class inspires

By Natalie Moreno and David Estrada

October 2, 2015


Filed under Features, News

‘Amuse bouche.’A French term used to describe how one single bite of a meal explodes in a burst of flavors. That’s the term history teacher, Liz Bush, uses to describe her Chicano Studies class, one of the new ethnic courses offered at Dos Pueblos High School. Mexican-American literature, taught by English t...

DP students try to beat the heat

DP students try to beat the heat

By Susanna Sinclair, Benji Hansen

September 25, 2015


Filed under News

As the heat rises in Goleta, so does the temperature in the classrooms at Dos Pueblos High School. The sudden heat wave that started on the first week of school has made the learning atmosphere more challenging to focus on academics. Anthony Solano, sophomore, said “I would like air conditioning ...

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